2019-09-25

LANXESS starts high-tech plastics production in Changzhou

LANXESS(Changzhou)Co., Ltd. High Performance Materials(HPM) Plant Photo: LANXESS

Shanghai, September 25, 2019 — German specialty chemicals company LANXESS today held an opening ceremony to celebrate the start of production at its new plant in Changzhou. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electric and electronics industry.


“This facility was built to address several strategically vital markets,” Dr. Hubert Fink, Member of the LANXESS Board of Management, said in his address at the opening ceremony. “In the automotive industry, lightweight materials become ever more important in new mobility. At the same time, the electrical & electronics sector sees an increasing need for best-in-class flame retardant, easy flow and easily processable grades.”


“With the new plant, we are responding to the trend towards the increased use of lightweight materials. We are committed to this long-term development.” Dr. Michael Zobel, Head of the High Performance Materials business unit, said. “We have built a strong reputation for our Durethan and Pocan high-performance plastics, and we are highly valued by our customers for our experience and expertise.”


The investment extends the company’s footprint in China to capitalize on these opportunities. “We are confident in China’s growth potential and will continue investing here along with the rising needs of the local market,” LANXESS Asia-Pacific President Ming Cheng Chien said. “At the same time, this move allows us to expand our presence throughout the Asia-Pacific region by broadening our local and regional capabilities.”

 

Intelligent production

Intelligent production is a substantial highlight of the new plant. From batching, hot melting, mixing, cooling, granulating, particle cooling to palletizing, the entire system is designed to be intelligent. For example, the batching system adopts multiple continuous loss-in-weight feeders to realize continuous production; the particle processing system can conduct feeding and convey in a fully automated manner; the high-temperature material strips from the mixer can automatically enter the sink for full cooling, before being sent to the automatic conveyor, and then to the pelletizer for granulation.

Environmental protection

LANXESS is committed to promoting the green development of the chemical industry. To this end, the new plant incorporates various innovative measures in environmental protection such as state-of-the-art mixers with high performance and low energy consumption and efficient wastewater, waste gas and dust treatment systems to achieve a clean production process with low energy consumption, low material consumption and less pollutants.

Global production network

The business unit operates a global production network at the following locations: Dormagen (Research & Development); Krefeld-Uerdingen (PA 6 Polymerization, Compounding); Hamm-Uentrop (PBT Polymerization, Compounding); Brilon (Tepex Production and Development); Antwerp, Belgium (PA 6 Polymerization); Wuxi, China (Compounding); Changzhou, China (Compounding); Jhagadia, India (Compounding); Gastonia, USA (Compounding); and Porto Feliz, Brazil (Compounding).

 

About LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,400 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 60 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

 

LANXESS China

On January 31, 2005, the company was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially started operations. LANXESS has 15 subsidiaries, 7 R&D centers and 8 production sites with around 1,500 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

 

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